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James Webster

James Webster, one of 156 convicts transported on the Speke, 05 August 1826

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Webster
Aliases: Mchardy, John (alias)
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1797
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 19th January, 1838
Age: 41 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Theft
Convicted at: Aberdeen Court of Justiciqry
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Speke
Departure date: 5th August, 1826
Arrival date: 26th November, 1826
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 155 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 54
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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Community Contributions

Penny-Lyn Beale on 6th September, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842.

Name; James Webster
Ship; Speke 1826
No; 140
Age;  29 Est birth Year; 1797
Reads, Protestant, Single
Native Place; Aberdeen
Calling; ??
Offence; Theft
Date of Trial: 27 April 1826
Sentence; 14 years
Height; 5 ft. 9 1/4
Complexion; Dark Ruddy
Hair; Brown
Eyes; Dark Hazel
Assigned: Australian Ag Company
Noted against name; Died in Bathurst General Hospital 19 Jan 1838
New South Wales, Australia, Convict Death Register, 1826-1879
Name: James Webster
Date of Death: 19 Jan 1838. District: Bathurst

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 6th September, 2020 made the following changes:

alias1: Mchardy, John (alias) (prev. McHardy, John (Alias)), date of birth: 1797 (prev. 0000), date of death: 19th January, 1838 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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